Headline of the day: They want to own you forever


It’s every employer’s dream.

Thanks to digital technology, Hollywood studios are able to resurrect the dead so they can keep toiling for their studio masters even after their corporeal incarnations have turned to dust.

From the London Daily Mail:

Actors rush to protect their image from ‘digital resurrection’ after they have died following eerie Star Wars: Rogue One reanimation of Carrie Fisher

  • Filmmakers are tapping advances in digital technology to resurrect characters after a performer dies, most notably in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Features return of Grand Moff Tarkin, first played by long-dead Peter Cushing
  •  The trend has sent Hollywood actors in the here-and-now scrambling to exert control over how their characters and images are portrayed in the hereafter
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One response to “Headline of the day: They want to own you forever

  1. Pingback: Carrie Fisher dies, and Disney profits | eats shoots 'n leaves

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